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    3DEXPERIENCE

    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 6: Design Changes in xShape

    July 14, 2021

    The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings you a better design experience and improves cross-functional communication with your different teams. Often we must revise our designs. The ability to collaborate in real-time with issues and solutions is an incredible benefit to using a cloud-enabled platform.

    In the last part of this project series, we discussed managing our data within the platform. However, during the design process, we noticed some interference between the handle and the internal components which needed to be resolved. Today in xShape, we will edit the original handle component to accommodate the motor and make some additional design changes.

    3DEXPERIENCE

    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 4: Subdivision Modeling with xShape

    July 12, 2021

    The SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE platform can empower you and your team to create impressive designs using a real-time ecosystem that connects people, ideas and data. We're going to show you how that applies to a real-life project with this ongoing series.  

    Recently in our carving knife handle project, we discussed the connection of those design elements and how this collaborative ecosystem makes project elements available to your whole team. Today, we will be getting into the creation of an ergonomic handle design for our electric carving knife project. As a designer, you will see there are some great tools that it’s hard to do without, one of which is xShape.

    3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    What is xShape and How Does it Work?

    April 27, 2021

    xShape is an exciting cloud-based subdivision modeling tool available through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. xShape allows users to generate smooth, freeform shapes in 3D using a workflow that feels more like sculpting than CAD modeling. Using traditional mechanical CAD tools, organic shapes could be rather tedious to create. Surface modeling tools often have a longer learning curve and can be more time consuming in general. However, with xShape the simple push-and-pull approach will have you modeling in no time.

    3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    What is xDesign and How Does it Work?

    April 26, 2021

    Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform includes a wide range of cloud-based apps in one interconnected environment. One of these apps is xDesign, which offers parametric, feature-based CAD modeling right in your web browser. The toolset is intuitive and user-friendly, especially for anyone who has experience with SOLIDWORKS. Getting started is quick and easy!

    3D CAD, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Introducing xHighlight on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

    March 29, 2021

    On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, technical product communication has become easier than ever with the new xHighlight App. Available with the Product Communicator Role, xHighlight allows you to import your CAD data into the 3D Presentation workspace where you can generate precise technical communication documents for any product. The user-friendly interface is very intuitive, offering simple model manipulation tools like zoom, rotate, and explode components. Create your model Scenarios, and then present right within the Play mode of the app, or export into high quality images for use offline.

    All it takes to get started with xHighlight is three simple steps:

    1. Import the model
    2. Set the scenes
    3. Show it off!

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

    Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS 2020 or Later

    July 31, 2020

    In every major release of SOLIDWORKS, there will be countless enhancements and hundreds of pages of release notes. There will always be some key new features and improvements that take the spotlight, but often it’s the little changes that can make a big difference in your workflow and user experience. So, here are a few of the lesser known “hidden gems” that were introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2020.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE

    TriMech Cloud Primer 101: Location Freedom

    June 8, 2020

    Now more than ever, design teams are looking for the best ways to stay connected to ensure seamless interactions between different areas of their organization. From idea creation and product design to social collaboration and data management, there are many software solutions that could be used in each step of the process. But with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, all the best tools are incorporated in one interconnected, cloud-based ecosystem.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Customize Your Mouse Buttons in SOLIDWORKS

    August 19, 2019

    A very powerful tool in SOLIDWORKS which can easily be customized is Mouse Gestures. Mouse Gestures provide shortcuts for up to 12 customizable commands using only a single right-click and drag motion. The gesture can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere in your workspace and then dragging the mouse towards a command on the wheel that pops up. Whether you are in a sketch, part, assembly or drawing, the wheel can be customized for each of the four workspaces.